Headed out the door for this last weekend’s race at Michigan International Speedway, this young NASCAR star knew that he could become a father at any point, and was just praying that he would be able to make it home in time to see the birth of his second child.
On baby watch for the entire weekend, Trevor Bayne and his wife Ashton were due any day for the follow up addition to their blossoming little family, and were planning on inducing labor Monday when he returned home.
Headed to the speedway for the FireKeepers Casino 400, Bayne posted an anxious photo from the cockpit of the plane, praying that he could make it back before little baby Levi was born.
Coming in 17th during the Monster Energy Cup Series race, Bayne had a solid finish but took away some points to improve, saying, “Had a much better car than where we ended up! It was super fast on the long run. Need to work on short run speed going back.”
Regardless, Bayne had a special moment awaiting his return home, and luckily he was there to witness the whole thing!
In another post to social media, the rising NASCAR star expressed his incredible gratitude for being there and his little boy and wife being healthy and happy at the end of an “insane day”.
“My new buddy is here! What an insane day,” He wrote on a Facebook post. “I found myself having to stop and pray, ‘Lord, I trust you.’ so many times throughout the last 24 hours. After [Ashton] had labored for 18hrs already we ended up having to have a C-section.”
“I’ve never felt the feelings I had last night of not being able to help or be in control, but the good thing is we know the One who is always in control, even when we have a false illusion that “we’ve got it.” Also, [Ashton] is completely incredible. Her and Levi are doing great!
Check out the adorable photo of the newest addition to the Bayne family below! And be sure to watch his interview with Ellen after making a historical win at the Daytona 500 in 2011.